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by shane
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11904
Views: 1166821

Re: Nothing In Particular

A mate of mine had a 308GTS QV back in 1989, which I once drove around a twenty mile circuit of Rutland Water, most of which was wide open sweeping B roads. Absolutely wonderful! It was fast, but not devastatingly so, but the thing that stayed with me was the wonderful feeling of precision about eve...
by shane
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Zero emission road vehicles.
Replies: 29
Views: 423

Re: Zero emission road vehicles.

me, because a quad cam many turboed w16 is to me an engineering masterpiece :D and it makes the most glorious noise But then im the kind of person who wants one of those v8 engine block coffee tables just to look at. But the tesla and its ilk are the future, and thats a very good thing Me too, but ...
by shane
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Zero emission road vehicles.
Replies: 29
Views: 423

Re: Zero emission road vehicles.

Not to mention the Model S Plaid. (I really hope the rather odd name doesn’t refer to the seat material). 1100bhp, 200+ mph, 0-60 in under 2 seconds, 500 mile range(!!!!) coming in 2022. Really? Hmmm, just in time for my 70th. The prototype lapped Laguna Seca in 1:30.3. To put that in perspective, t...
by shane
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

Having looked at the discs before it went in, I wasn’t at all surprised. The car’s on 65k miles. Original rears, second set of fronts. I think the previous owner was a bit hard on them.
by shane
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

Ali Tait wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:28 pm
They wanted £870 to do the front pads and discs
That makes me feel a bit better. I just took my Civic in for service and MOT. It turned out to need all four discs and pads, and a new anti-roll bar drop link. Total bill was £998. I thought that was a bit steep, but maybe not?
by shane
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: A Valve Preamp with Phono Stage and Tone Controls.
Replies: 56
Views: 1286

Re: A Valve Preamp with Phono Stage and Tone Controls.

Careful, Steve! There’s a slippery slope here. A while ago I bought a number of classical albums from a local charity shop. All in beautiful condition, but each one had a curious sort of bar graph carefully drawn on the inner sleeve. After much puzzling, I worked out that they were individual settin...
by shane
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11904
Views: 1166821

Re: Nothing In Particular

pre65 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:32 am
Good news for the future of Hydrogen powered electric vehicles. :)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54079255
On the other hand...


https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... r-vehicles
by shane
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4411
Views: 539539

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Ray P wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Image
An all-time favourite, that.
by shane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11904
Views: 1166821

Re: Nothing In Particular

This image was used in an RAF campaign to recruit engineers back in the early 60’s. Would you join?

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by shane
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2695
Views: 332923

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Not nice at all Nick, but its always interesting watching the couloir changes as the bruises come out! We all get more fragile as we age Too right. Yesterday we took son and grandson for a trip up the estuary. After mooting up the Pilot, I had to row back to the dinghy’s mooring four-up against the ...
by shane
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

simon wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:29 pm
I've had a quick Google and couldn't find anything about Gmail resizing so an app it is.
Odd! Must be the iPhone email app that’s doing it then.
by shane
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

Anyone know an easy was to do it in Android without having to download to a computer? I don’t know if it’s the same on Android as on IoS, but given that I use gmail, it probably is. I just email the photo to myself. When I hit send, it gives me the option of small, medium, large or original file si...
by shane
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

pre65 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Only hurdle is the local council, as we are in a conservation area, but I'm fairly sure conifer hedges are fair game.
If these are Leylandii, most conservationists will be glad to see the back of them!
by shane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Turntable Motor Speed Control
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: Turntable Motor Speed Control

Interesting it was mentioned in the last article I posted a link to, that hard drive motors are 3 phase synchronous motors. I must have an old hard drive knocking about.. intrigued why a hard drive would have a 3 phase motor. This must mean that the hard drive must have a DC to 3 phase stack of ele...
by shane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 725
Views: 36974

Re: what are you doing ?

I don't remember seven in Plymouth but I spent some time in one of them, it was on the first floor above some normal shops in the city centre - was it Peter Green or something like that? I seem to remember orange window shades? That was Peter Russell’s HiFi Attic. I Worked there in 86 and 87. This ...